en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:28:47 -0400 15 A Headless Ranger? Mystery at a Rogers Island burial site Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:00 -0400 Group says Islamic State killed 600 Iraqi prisoners during Mosul takeover An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:06:00 -0400 Pair convicted in secret $1.6M Navy silencer deal A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic have been convicted for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified program. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:00 -0400 Gang member faces 210 year sentence in Marine killing A jury has convicted a San Jose gang member of murder in the shooting death of a former Marine and aspiring lawyer who was gunned down while playing pool in his garage with friends. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:40:00 -0400 USAFE tests catchy new approach to airman health Sometimes all a campaign needs is a little rebranding. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Marine recharged in Iraq war case back in court The Marine Corps should not be retrying a Marine sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:52:00 -0400 Senate to vote on advance funding for VA When Congress returns next month, the Senate will vote on legislation to provide all Veterans Affairs Department funding a full year in advance, preventing government shutdowns or budget gridlock from interrupting veterans services. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:43:00 -0400 New prosthetic limb may prevent chafing, swelling Prosthetic technology has come a long way in the last few decades, offering state-of-the-art robotic arms, carbon-fiber blades and joints that contain microchips and processors. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:36:00 -0400 Amid murder case, Philippines says U.S. pact stays A security pact that allows thousands of American troops to join large-scale combat exercises in the Philippines is 'imperfect' but Manila is unlikely to amend it, the country's top diplomat said Thursday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:24:00 -0400 Drone strike kills 2 militants in northwest Pakistan Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:35:00 -0400 Marine recruiter pleads not guilty to arson A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:44:00 -0400 Pentagon officials: No hope for budget soon; tech development vital The Pentagon's chief financial officer admitted on Wednesday that he is 'not super optimistic' about Congress reaching a budget deal once the current continuing resolution temporarily funding the federal government expires on Dec. 11. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:04:00 -0400 Bataan ARG returns from almost nine-month cruise More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:37:00 -0400 After complaints, soldier removes controversial Halloween hanging display A Halloween display in front of an active-duty soldier's Fort Campbell, Kentucky, residence that featured effigies with black trash bags as heads hanging by their necks from a tree was removed Tuesday, shortly after base officials were informed of the dec Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Singing officer's daughter makes cut on TV's 'The Voice' The 17-year-old daughter of an Army colonel reached the live-performance round of the NBC singing competition 'The Voice,' impressing her celebrity coach enough to become one of 20 contestants to make the cut. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:29:00 -0400 Real Marine stars in satirical military homecoming video You don't have to look far to find a viral 'homecoming video' featuring heartwarming reunions between service members and their families after a long deployment. But a new video making the rounds on social media takes a fresh approach. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:00 -0400 Jet crashes near Naval Station Ventura County, killing pilot A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:53:00 -0400 Obama on Ebola fight: U.S. can't seal itself off Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their ret Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:05:00 -0400 USAF C-130 airdrops meals to displaced tribe in Iraq An Air Force C-130 on Monday delivered thousands of meals to an Iraqi tribe displaced by fighting between security forces and Islamic State group fighters. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:21:00 -0400 Give your vet a shout-out Sixty years ago, the nation declared its first Veterans Day celebration. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:12:00 -0400 Alaska Guard members sue over leaked records Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to reporters and state officials. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:12:00 -0400 Comms system boss fired amid investigation The O-6 manager of a multibillion-dollar tactical radio system was fired Tuesday, Naval Air Systems Command said. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:34:00 -0400 'Operation Supply Drop' delivers the goods for desperate downrange gamers Ask Air Force F-16 pilot Maj. Brian Gerwe what helped him and his 30-man detachment make it through a yearlong deployment to a remote air base in Pakistan, and he'll tell you it was all about that one critical supply drop. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:01:00 -0400 $8K for former Schofield soldier's no-show in needle burger suit A federal magistrate judge says a retired soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich should pay nearly $8,500 in attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:59:00 -0400 MCPON gathers senior leaders for annual forum Nearly all of the Navy's top enlisted leadership converged here for a three-day annual summit, the Leadership Mess Symposium, to discuss ways to help sailors focus on their jobs at a time of larger uncertainties about defense budgets and fleet plans. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400 Marine drill instructors weigh in on viral video face-off Judging from their comments on Internet forums, Marines - particularly current and former drill instructors - appear to be evenly divided when it comes to Sgt. Maj. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:24:00 -0400 22nd MEU returns from almost nine-month float More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan amphibious ready group are returning home. More than 4,000 sailors and Marines in the three-ship Bataan Amphibious Ready Group are returning home. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:14:00 -0400 Hagel orders quarantine for troops returning from West Africa Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered all U.S. service members returning from the Ebola response mission to undergo 'controlled monitoring,' meaning they will be isolated on military facilities and monitored for symptoms for 21 days. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:42:00 -0400 Former N.D. Guard soldier pleads guilty in luring case The lawyer for a former North Dakota Army National Guard soldier who has admitted to luring teenage girls over the Internet to have sex with him said Wednesday that his client's side of the story will be told at sentencing. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:31:00 -0400 Master sergeant on death row files new petition A former master sergeant who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of a North Carolina woman and her two children has filed a new appeal. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:21:00 -0400 DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:09:00 -0400 Ohio Army veteran found guilty, fined over pet ducks A veteran who was cited for keeping farm animals within village limits was found guilty Wednesday in Coshocton County Municipal Court. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:07:00 -0400 DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400 NATO reports spike in Russian military flights NATO on Wednesday reported an 'unusual' spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:51:00 -0400 Military Times CEO honored at Green Beret gala Elaine Howard, CEO of Gannett Government Media, was honored at a gala here Tuesday by the Green Beret Foundation with the group's 'Steel Magnolia' award. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:34:00 -0400 Russia successfully test-fires new Navy Bulava ICBM The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:00 -0400 Report: Army should embrace anti-access/area-denial mission The Army is embracing a more expeditionary identity, but earlier this month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended it return to an old mission on the home front: coastal defense. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:49:00 -0400 Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:39:00 -0400 Pentagon warns employees about Islamic State threats Military personnel and civilians who work in the Pentagon could be targeted by the Islamic State group or other terrorists, the building's internal security agency is warning employees in a new memo distributed late last week. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:29:00 -0400 Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the m Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:04:00 -0400 Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola Two former heads of NATO are urging the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:55:00 -0400 Wright-Patterson airmen told to be cautious after Canada attacks Personnel at a southwest Ohio Air Force base have been told to be mindful of things that could identify them as part of the military following attacks on soldiers in Canada. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:04:00 -0400 Nurse admits fault in death at New York State Veterans' Home A nurse who tended to an 84-year-old Korean War veteran who died last year pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly, the New York State attorney general said. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:33:00 -0400 Cambodia arrests U.S. Army deserter sought for sex crime Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in the United States for offenses involving child pornography and possible related crimes. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:42:00 -0400 N.Y. Guard gets 3 new Chinook helicopters The New York Army National Guard at Rochester is getting three of the latest model Chinook helicopters. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:06:00 -0400 VA adds $50 to deceased vet's 59 cent bill It's bad enough that the Department of Veterans Affairs billed a deceased Navy vet for 59 cents this summer. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:26:00 -0400 Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:49:00 -0400 IG: Former chief of wounded warrior office broke law, DoD regs The Defense Department inspector general has recommended 'corrective action' against the former director of DoD's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:42:00 -0400 Veterans put experience to use at Air Force's only fabrication shop The Air Force taught Bobby Pierce how to sew in 1955. As a parachute rigger, he needed to know not only how to properly pack parachutes but also to mend and maintain them. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:41:00 -0400 About 200 Fort Stewart soldiers heading to Afghanistan on 12-month deployment About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:40:00 -0400 Three women dropped from Marines' infantry officer course will not reattempt The three female Marine officers who made it through the grueling first exercise of Infantry Officer Course at the start of October were asked to leave after falling out of two hikes, Marine Corps officials said this week. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 An Army widow runs to remember, make peace with her loss Katie Groves and her husband shared a wonderful life in Savannah, Georgia. Whether painting their home or raising their two boys, they were a team who tackled everything together. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0400 Recon Marine's girlfriend finishes marathon on crutches after accidents left her disabled Two years ago, Amanda Sullivan's friends, a group of severely wounded military veterans who she connected with through Facebook, challenged her to join a gym. Using a wheelchair at the time, Sullivan, 36, scoffed at the request. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0400 New survey to measure sailors' body shapes The Navy is once again re-evaluating the size and shape of its force. But it's not end strength this time, but the size and shape of those in the force that's under scrutiny. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:52:00 -0400 Official SEAL app gut-checks your fitness Think you've got what it takes to be a Navy SEAL? If you want to test your mettle, the Navy is about to drop an app for that. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:51:00 -0400 Report: On-base banks, credit unions should offer more info online Service members need more information - and protection - from banks and credit unions that operate on military installations, according to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:29:00 -0400 Marine's death reclassified to Operation Inherent Resolve The Defense Department has reclassified the death of Cpl. Jordan L. Spears as one that occurred in support of the military's effort to combat the Islamic State group, making him the first official casualty of Operation Inherent Resolve. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:28:00 -0400 2 Korean soldiers are the first women to earn Expert Infantryman Badge Two female soldiers in the South Korean army have earned the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge - the first women, Korean or American, to do so. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:26:00 -0400 Army coach accepts blame for NCAA violations A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:00 -0400 Hagel to decide if troops will be quarantined The military's top officers are recommending a sweeping rule imposing a 21-day quarantine on all troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made no final decision, defense officials said Tuesday. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:00 -0400